The humanitarian situation in Myanmar continues to pose significant challenges
for children. In 2019, an estimated 460,000 children will require humanitarian
assistance.1 Fighting and displacement continue in Kachin and Shan states;
more than 10,000 people remain displaced and in camps in Kayin State;2 and
overcrowded camps and ethnic tensions remain causes for concern in Rakhine
State. Approximately 244,500 people are internally displaced and living in camps
across the country.3 Following the exodus of over 700,000 Rohingya from Myanmar
in late 2017,4 this population continues to face significant challenges, including
lack of freedom of movement, discrimination and limited access to basic services,
as well as tensions with other communities. In Kachin and Shan, intense fighting
in 2018 led to a rise in the number of internally displaced people in those states.
In Kachin, Kayin, Shan and Rakhine, UNICEF and partners lack consistent and
unfettered access to affected populations, which has undermined the delivery of
assistance. In Kachin, Kayin and Shan, as well as other areas, unexploded ordnance
and landmines represent a significant risk to children, with a child injured or killed
every three days.
The United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) are carrying out their largest ever humanitarian convoy to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to more than 40,000 displaced people at the remote Rukban ‘makeshift’ settlement in south-eastern Syria, on the border with Jordan. The convoy arrived today, and the operation is expected to last approximately one week.
Source: 1,981 listener groups, engaging 9,281 individuals, conducted by IOM,
Bangladesh Betar and ACF from August to November 2018. This feedback was
collected from camps 1, 2, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Listener groups included
an even spread of men, women, adults and children and around 10% of participants
were particularly vulnerable (pregnant women, lactating mothers, older people and
people with disabilities). In addition, focus group discussions were conducted in camp
24 to explore these issues in more depth.
Total people in need: 13.1 million
Total children (<18) in need: 5.6 million
Total people to be reached: 13.5 million
Total children to be reached: 5.7 million
Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or
escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member
states, could generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List 2019 includes a global overview,
regional overviews, and detailed conflict analyses on Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Iran,
Myanmar, Pakistan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Yemen.
Violence against children takes many sinister forms. In homes,
schools, communities and online around the world, it manifests
itself in debilitating physical and emotional abuse. In humanitarian
emergencies – especially those driven by relentless armed
conflicts – violence can result in death, serious injury and lasting
trauma. An insidious sort of violence also affects children when
humanitarian emergencies deprive them of health, nutrition,
water and sanitation, education and other basic needs.
Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 underscores the urgency
of protecting children in crisis from all such threats to their lives,
well-being and dignity.
This is an open-access training course for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute illness and injury with limited resources. Produced in response to requests from multiple countries and international partners, the BEC package includes a Participant Workbook and electronic slide decks for each module. Integrating the guidance from WHO Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) for children and the Integrated Management of Adult/Adolescent Illness (IMAI), BEC teaches a systematic approach to the initial assessment and management of time-sensitive conditions where early intervention saves lives